Posts tagged "AARP"
As the debate about the Accountable Care Act moves to a new phase, it’s important to remember that even after the full implementation of the ACA, Medicaid will remain as the primary funding source for the long term care service and support (LTSS) needs of older adults. In this video, produced by Kaiser Health News... Read more »
On April 18, Senator Herb Kohl Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Commmittee on Aging convened a hearing to consider how best provide and finance long-term care services and supports (LTSS) for millions of Americans. In his opening remarks, Sen. Kohl recited sobering statistics: current cost for LTSS is more than $300 billion a year... Read more »
Reading “Moving Toward Person Centered Care,” the recently published report by the AARP Public Policy Institute resonated with me as I thought of the challenges two friends faced when directing care for ailing parents who live far from Chicago. In both instances, fragmentation in the delivery of health care and long term supportive services created barriers for my... Read more »
As the Illinois budget battles get underway, I am republishing a post covering the current status of long term care services and supports in Illinois, which I first published on October 30, 2011. I’ll return next week with a fresh post. We’ve come a long way….but still have far to go… Last month, AARP’s Public Policy Institute published a... Read more »
State and Local Governments Have a Powerful Role to Play Earlier this month a research report co-authored by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the AARP Public Policy Institute compiled real-world examples of how public policy and programs can foster aging in place. The report ”Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability, Policies... Read more »
Spotlight on the Land of Lincoln You already know from the last blog that Illinois ended up ranking 23rd overall in AARP’s State Scoreboard on LTSS for Older Adults. In the four dimensions it ranked (out of the 50 states) as follows: Affordability & Access 12; Choice of Setting & Provider, 33; Quality of Life & Quality... Read more »
As the Illinois budget battles get underway, I am reposting a blog first published on October 30, 2011 about the current state of affairs for long term care services and supports in Illinois. Not surprisingly, the cup is half full (or half empty) depending on your point of view. I’ll return next week with a... Read more »